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Purportedly, two instrument-names derive from the Greek word pandoura, three stringed lute. Bandora is one. What is the other?




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Answer: banjo

Some claim that the word pandoura became bandora in Spanish (a stringed instrument like a lute) and banjo in American English. Others claim that the word derives from the Bantu mbanza, which also denotes an instrument resembling a banjo.

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